Joint Statement on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

4 associations active in the liquid heating fuels industry, namely ECFD (European Confederation of Fuel Distributors), Eurofuel (European Liquid Heating Fuels Association), FuelsEurope (European Petroleum Refiners Association) and UPEI (Europe's Independent Fuel Suppliers), publish a joint letter on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

The signatories endorse the overall objective, but are greatly concerned that some of the proposals will hinder the possibility for European citizens to have access to the necessary incentives and technologies to upgrade obsolete and/or inefficient heating systems with the progressive integration of more efficient and hybrid solutions fuelled by the new generation of renewable and low-carbon liquid products. 

In particular, we believe the proposed introduction of an explicit recommendation to Member States to ban fossil fuels based technical building systems to be too broad, as it could lead to the disproportionate and discriminatory ban of low-carbon and renewable fuel technologies. We propose in our letter a more proportionate and effective solution.

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